hospital plastic

Thinking Outside the Box: Exploring the Kaiser Permanente and Cleveland Clinic Partnership Programs


Hospitals search for ways to reduce the amount of waste they send to the landfill, discarding blue wrap, trays, Tyvek and other materials as “clean” medical waste in large volumes. However, oftentimes the closed system of a hospital or operating room presents a unique opportunity for collection, segregation and recycling of these materials.

Auditing Your Hospital's Recycling Program


Auditing your hospital’s plastics recycling program is a key element of improving your program. This can be divided into two parts: (1) auditing the plastic materials that are collected and (2) auditing the plastics collection, segregation, and transfer process. It is also important to consider auditing both your own facility and your recycler's. Read about how you can effectively complete this process at the HPRC website.

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